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Is it really Friday already? I think every week should include a 3-day weekend 🙂 What are you up to the next couple of days? Word on the street is that I’m running 13 miles this weekend. Pray for my soul. Also, Kyle and Meg, our friend Lindy (and Luna!!) will be here! I can hardly wait.

Some faves from the week:

This floor cleaner.

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I could make fun of myself because “I’m omg so old” and it’s lame to be excited about a floor cleaner, but 10-years younger Gina would have been just as thrilled. 😉 I use quite a few of the Method cleaning products, and the wood polish is a favorite for dusting; the almond scent is glorious. I was excited to try this squirt and mop because it’s in the same scent. LOVE IT. The fragrance is beautiful without overpowering, it doesn’t streak, and you don’t have to rinse. 

These veggie chips:

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(They’re like a veggie/bean chip, perfectly salty, and especially divine dipped into Trader Joe’s guacamole.)

9 inspiring Maya Angelou poems.

The kale salad from Pizza Port. Kale, feta, hearts of palm, pomegranate seeds, sunflower seeds and champagne vinaigrette:

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We’re getting a MENCHIE’S. I can taste the froyo, berry and chocolate chip combo already. Just in time for summer 🙂 

Pitch Perfect 2 begins filming in Baton Rouge

Victoria’s Secret Semi-annual sale. Swimsuit shopping time! I got two (this one and this one) yesterday for a steal. 

Safest sunscreens on the market. 

Glow retreat! My friends Katie, Kasey and Heather are hosting a weekend filled with soul-nourishing workshops, including strength, meditation, yoga, cooking lessons, and panels. If the travel wasn’t so far, I’d be there in a heartbeat, but check out more info here if you’re interested!

A feature in Bowlex’s 10 favorite health and fitness blogs. Thank you for including me! <3

17 animal photobombs. The girls’ faces in #5 made me laugh so hard. I would be screaming my face off.

So excited for this weekend <3

Happy Friday, friends!

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  1. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on May 30, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I love the suits. I actually tried on the fringe top one at VS a few weeks ago, but they didn’t have bottoms in my size/color. So instead, I actually bought a Jessica Simpson suit at Macy’s, that I absolutely adore. Happy weekend to you!

  2. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on May 30, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Yay, I’m pumped for Pitch Perfect 2! And for Friday, obviously 🙂 Good luck on your run! My weekend will be half housework, half fun. Tonight we’re going to see Maleficent at a theater called Movie Tavern (which has a full bar & kitchen plus extra comfy wide seats!), I’m so excited.

  3. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on May 30, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Yes, every weekend should be a three-day! I’m lucky that my hubby gets every other Friday off, so we get three day weekends a lot!

    Those veggie chips are so great! I love them and it’s hard not to eat the whole bag!

    And you’ve reminded me to pick up some kale at the store now. 🙂 Happy weekend!

  4. Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite on May 30, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Ahhh your beach day looks so perfect! The glow retreat looks like a lot of fun. If I didn’t have a wedding to attend that weekend I would be all over it!

    • Katie on May 30, 2014 at 11:41 am

      We would of loved to have you! <3 Perhaps next year!

  5. Anne on May 30, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Oh my goodness gracious! My heart is so happy for you that you are getting a Menchies haha!

    I probably have the worlds highest (read embarrassing) froyo standards, and Menchies is my absolute favorite!

  6. Katie on May 30, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Thanks SO much for the shout out, we appreciate it SO much! You are truly a wonderful and kind person, I love ya!

    And Menchie’s, yay!!! We got one here about 5 minutes from our house in March! So awesome! We are getting a Sweet Frog right by us any day now too! Lots of froyo happening 😉

    Happy weekend! Enjoy the time with your family coming in!!

  7. Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat on May 30, 2014 at 11:55 am

    VS sales are my FAVORITE. The reason why I can have so many bikinis 🙂

  8. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance on May 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Love Fridays and love three day weekends! If only that could be every weekend! 🙂

  9. Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit on May 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Beach days are the best! Love the suits you picked out – super cute!

  10. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on May 30, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I got excited over some new stainless steel cleaner I found, so I feel you on the excitement of new cleaning products! I’ll have to check out that Method cleaner – sounds glorious!

  11. Jennifer on May 30, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Yea yea yea, get those 13 miles! Best of luck to you this weekend, you’ll do great.
    Very excited for Summer Shape Up!

  12. Jackie on May 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Yummmm now I have a FroYo craving!

  13. Rhiannon @ Bound to be a Buckeye on May 30, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I love the VS semi-annual sale! I get all of my swimsuits from it now. They’re so reasonably priced and hold-up much better than other lower priced suits.

  14. Tracy on May 30, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Cute suits!! And thanks for the Maya Angelou poem link. So inspiring.

    Good luck in the half!! And have a fun weekend with your guests 🙂

  15. Emily on May 30, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    We have the same beach umbrella! Its the best and so easy, it sets up in 2 minutes!

  16. Crystal on May 30, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Oooh, good luck on the half! I just found myself looking at upcoming races after swearing I’d never run another half marathon :/

    Those skimsuits are so pretty. I love VS suits, so reasonably priced and just sexy enough for summer 😀

    Love your blog! Enjoy your weekend!

  17. Yvonne on May 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    And now thanks to you VS has 48 dollars of mine. LOL

    • shaina on May 31, 2014 at 1:58 am

      right?! me too haha

  18. GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth on May 30, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Veggie and bean chips are always the bomb. I eat mine with avocado. I literally scoop the avocado out of the skin with the chips haha
    And froyo. Probably the best invention ever…and Menchie’s does it so well 😀
    Happy weekend!

  19. Polly @ Tasty Food Project on May 30, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    I need to try that floor cleaner! I’ve been using Swiffer and have found that it just doesn’t do enough for my floors.

    I also like the VS semi-annual sale. Honestly, that’s the only time I buy stuff from there since everything is so expensive!

  20. Emily @ Glitz Glam Gluten-Free on May 30, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    That pic of your sandals and Livs is too cute! And all of your beach pics look so lovely!! That salad looks delish too- I am definitely going to recreate it! I kind of forgot about Hearts of Palm but I’m going to bring it back!

  21. Kristen @ Vitamin K Girl on May 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I enjoyed the safe sunscreen article! My husband and I used the Alba Botanica Natural Very Emollient Sunblock when we were in Arizona for Spring Break, and it works very well!

  22. Hilary on May 30, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Oh those veggie chips yum! I better steer clean I would eat the whole bag in one sitting without a doubt!

  23. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on May 30, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    The beach looks so beautiful!! LOVE the animal photo bombs – so cute!

  24. Megan @ The Skinny-Life on May 30, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Love the swimsuits! It looks cold there. Anything under 90 I’m freezing though. Enjoy your weekend!

  25. Meg @ A Dash of Meg on May 30, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    loooove that pic of you and Liv 😀 enjoy your lovely weekend with the fam 😀

  26. shaina on May 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    PIZZA PORT! Gina, you’re seriously killing me.

    Those bikinis are awesome picks! I need to peruse/order and get myself excited for the pain that is post-baby workouts haha.

  27. Karissa on May 30, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Reading on the beach – that looks amazing. Happy Friday!

  28. Karissa on May 30, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Reading on the beach – that looks amazing. Happy Friday!

  29. Kelly @ Femme Fitale on May 31, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Love all your faves, particularly that salad and floor cleaner. I love Method products!

    Good luck in the race! <3

  30. Michele @ paleorunningmomma on May 31, 2014 at 9:27 am

    That salad looks delicious and sitting on the beach with a kindle is one of the best feelings ever. Can’t wait for summer 🙂

  31. Alycia on May 31, 2014 at 10:31 am

    So excited for Pitch Perfect 2! The first one was aca-awesome! Fat Amy is hilarious.

    The pic of you and Liv at the beach is great. Gotta love sunshine on your face and sand between your toes. Too bad I’m stuck in WI with no beaches!

  32. Robin on May 31, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Two things:

    1. My husband and I are doing the half tomorrow (Sunday). It’s my second half marathon and I’m swinging wildly between, oh, this will be fun, and good God, what a bad idea.

    2. JUST joined the Kindle nation (resisted for a long time because of my love for “real” books), so, so glad I did.

    This time tomorrow, we’ll be done, right?

    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      how did it go for you??!

      • Robin on June 1, 2014 at 10:23 pm

        First half, great fun as hoped. Second half, got into some good God-ing. Overall, glad we did it and even gladder it’s done.

        What about you? Drink lots of good juice after?

        • Fitnessista on June 2, 2014 at 3:37 am

          awesome job 🙂
          oh yeah! glad it’s over too. xox

  33. ellie @ fit for the soul on May 31, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Ohhhh your mustard color top is so cute! Where is it from?
    And I love the method hand soaps! But would you say that it’s rather safe to mop the floors with the cleaner even though I have a crawling baby? I’m always in a dilemma of, “should I just scrub realllly hard with hot water, or should I use a special cleaner?”

    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      thank you! it’s an old one from spiegl. i’d never shopped there, but j’s everyday fashion posted it last summer and i scooped one up
      the nice thing about the method products is that they’re nontoxic and made with natural ingredients. i feel comfortable using them around liv. when she was itty bitty, i mostly used our shark steam mop for the floors or a mix of dish soap and water (rinsed with water)

  34. Erin on May 31, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I’m so glad I saw your VS sale post on facebook! I scooped up two tops and a pair of bottoms!

  35. Runner Girl Eats on June 1, 2014 at 7:51 am

    I need to get to VS asap! Love the semi annual sale. And that kale salad…yum!

  36. Kasey Arena @Powercakes on June 1, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you so much for the GLOW RETREAT shout out, love!! You rock! <3 I totally wish I could see you there! ;]

  37. millie on June 4, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    hi gina! i just love your yellow sandals! may i ask where you found them?? 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      thank you! they’re from justfab

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